This is another video, and this one is about XenServer 5. This installation is not very handy when you're not familliar with linux / unix setup. They key to use are simple, forget your mouse, and use Tab, Space, Arrows and Enter. Edit 17 April 2009 : I've add the "normal" installation, and if you want to try to install Citrix XenServer 5 on a VMWare, you have to configure the CPU emulation this way : Click on continue reading to watch the video [flash http://www.archy.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/installxenserver5.swf]

This video shows how to install Citrix XenDesktop 3 on Microsoft Windows 2003 R2 SP2. I was very surprise at first because I wasn't able to install Citrix XenDesktop 3 on Microsoft Windows 2008 (?!) This product is less than one week old and Microsoft Windows 2008 is not supported yet. In this video, I show how to install Microsoft SQL Express 2005 then Citrix XenDesktop 3. The next step will be as follow : How to install the Desktop Receiver. How to use Citrix XenDesktop 3 with Provisioning Server 5 and XenServer 5 or VMWare ESX. How to intergrate Portable Profile 2 with Citrix XenDesktop 3. Clik on continue reading to wath the video. [flash medium=5]

Now we know how to install Citrix Provisioning Server 5 on Windows 2008 ( Citrix Provisioning Server 5 on Windows 2008 ) and how to deploy the 'client' on a target device (  ) we need to know to learn how everything works together. This video shows how to configure Citrix Provisioning Server 5 and  how to create the first template then build a virtual hard disk from scratch and share it for 2 or more Virtual Machine.  If you want to use your Citrix Provisioning Server, you need to complete the two previous steps and have a Citrix Licence Server runing with proper licences. Click on continue reading to watch the video [flash medium=4] Next step, try to make everything work with XenDesktop 3 :)

This quick installation will provide you the ability to test the product and run all the test you need to understand the way Provioning Server can change your point of view on provioning workstations and / or servers. This is a stand alone installation, which mean everything is install on the same server, DHCP, Pxe Boot, SQL Database, and TFTP server. No Active Directory interaction and no impact on the PRODUCTION network (be carefull to work in a separate VLan or on a close network. At first you need to download Citrix Provisioning Server 5 here, after you need to download and install Microsoft Framework 3.5Sp1 from here, and optionaly, download and install Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5 from here. The video begin after the installation of the Framework 3.5Sp1. The first step in the video is the installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, you'll find it with the Citrix Provisioning Server installation files. Click on Continue to Read to watch the video. [flash http://www.archy.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/citrix-pvs5-windows-2008-install.swf]

This video shows the way you have to follow to update your Citrix Edgesight 5.01 to 5.01 with SP1. You have to log in Windows with the database service account if possible because for a reason I haven't understand yet, as I'm using a nlb IIS Cluster with nlb SQL Reporting Services and a SQL 2005 cluster database, I was not able to complete the installation of Edgesight 5.01 SP1. (Watch bellow the version you'll get) Click on continue reading to watch the video : [flash http://www.archy.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/update-citrix-edgesight-501-to-sp1.swf] Once the setup is done, as I'm in nlb mode, I have to upload new templates and reports on both machines, so I change the nlb name with the two servers name and updating everything. Don't forget to update you XenApp Edgesight Client and you Endpoint Edgesight client as well.

Installing Citrix XenApp is very easy but you have to know some tips before running an installation of this product. First you begin with a clean Windows 2008, up2date. The you'll have to install Java JRE 1.6.0_05 then install the framework .net 3.5 and after you can install Visual C++ runtimes located on the DVD of XenApp 5 (in \support\vcredist x86 and x64) and you'll maybe need to install Microsoft Primary Interoperability Assembly 2005 located on the DVD too (in \Administration\Access Management Console\Setup\vs_piaredist.exe) Of course you need to have a licence server and think about the way you want to create (or join) an existing farm and the way you will build your datastore before. There is three easy way, local access database, with the SQLExpress localted on the DVD (in \Support\SqlExpress_2005_SP2) or a SQL Database. Then you're ready to go. Click on continue reading to watch the video [flash http://www.archy.net/download/install-citrix-xenapp-5-windows-2008.swf]

This short video was made to help begginner or people who want to know a bit more about this Citrix product. This is a very simple way to install Citrix Edegesight 5.01 on a Windows 2003 server. What you need to set up before is IIS role install on the server and a SQL database. I have try with SQL Express 2005 Adv edition but it wasn't possible to finish the installation. I'll try to find out about this issue (-2147217900 error) Edit 01 dec 2008: SQL Express is not supported by Citrix but it works. EdgeSight 5.01 on a W2K8 Server with SQL2008 with Advanced Services work, you just have to give the correct ReportServer URL wich is for SQL Express: http://%servername%/ReportServer_SQLEXPRESS (Tip from Pierre) Anyway, check this video, click on continue reading... [flash http://www.archy.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/install-edgesight-5-windows-2003.swf]